Performances

Joe Coleman with Lydia Lunch

2017

Rare Live Joe Coleman Performance
One Evening Only!
With Joe’s Long-time Friend Lydia Lunch with Weasel Walter (Brutal Measures) and Michael Foster.

Wednesday October 25th, 2017
Berlin NYC 7:30 pm

Plutonium Particle Fission Follies

2015

Joe Coleman, Billy Leroy and Lorraine Leckie debut their new Vaudeville act,"The Plutonium Particle Fission Follies" at The Slipper Room's "Glitter Gutter" night.

Performance with the Legendary Ward Hall

2010

at Sideshow by the Seashore, Coney Island. June 23, 2010.

Derring Do at Coney Island

2009

Joe leaps from a tall ladder into a glass of water!

The Coleman/Ward Wedding

2000

The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on 11/11/00. Marriage as spectacle, celebration, and performance art. Trapeze artists, dwarves, sword swallowers, guests in costume, and catered delicacies— only of foods with their heads still attached. A ventriloquist’s dummy performed the ritual.

Click HERE to view a slideshow of the wedding.

Exploding Preacherman

2000

at Disinfo.com Conference, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY. Coleman resurrects Professor Mombooze-o to get in touch with the Spirit-God of Explosives for his painting The Big Bang Theory. The remains of the shirt worn during this performance are later incorporated into the painting.

Sideshow Barker

1993

Coleman performs as a sideshow barker at Coney Island during filming of R.I.P: Rest in Pieces

Final performance as Mombooze-o

1989

Boston Film and Video Foundation, Boston, MA. (Whereat Coleman is arrested for possessing an “infernal machine”.)

Professor Mombooze-o performance

1989

at a parking lot in Venice Beach, CA. (A scheduled performance at The Bridge, in Los Angeles, was stopped by the Fire Department, animal rights groups, and the police. Coleman spread the word that the audience could see him do the performance by the light of car headlights at the public beach.)

Mondo New York

1988

“Shockumentary” produced by Stuart Shapiro, directed by Harvey Keith. Coleman is featured in a preaching geek performance; filmed at Cuando, in New York, in 1987. (Video release was delayed pending the legal case against Coleman due to his filmed performance here.) Also featured, among others, Lydia Lunch, Karen Finley, and Ann Magnuson.